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Problems with missing teeth can get worse as you age. While you might not initially notice the problem, the change in the relationship between two or more teeth can gradually cause the biting surface of one tooth to wear on the surface of another tooth. As time goes by, your tooth enamel could be damaged.

Early symptoms of this problem include a change in the texture of your tooth and increased tooth sensitivity. If left untreated this could lead to tooth decay and even a dental fracture. If you’ve noticed a problem like this with one of your teeth, you need to have it examined by our dentist, Dr. Drs. Nichols and Cicmanec. With early detection they can treat the problem and prevent any complications.

There are a few different options for treating dental attrition. These options may vary depending on the severity and size of the problem. This could include a dental contouring to change the shape of the tooth, or using orthodontics to correct the alignment of your teeth.
If the tooth’s enamel layer has been significantly affected, our dentist may need to use a dental filling or crown to solve the problem.

If you are in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota, area and you are having problems with your teeth, you should call (605) 335-8640 to schedule an appointment at Prairie Dental Center.